Design Strategist / UX Specialist and Partner

Thinker & Maker

Jan 2018 - Present

  • UX research, design, and testing
  • Visual design and visual design systems
  • Organizational level design process implementation
  • Collaboration with stakeholders and teams from CEOs to production artists

Creative Director

Sapient Razorfish

Jun 2017 - Jan 2018

  • Manager and lead for a team of 4 designers
  • Guide UX and visual designers on all work tracks and processes supporting them
  • Direct the creation of user flows, IA, wireframes, prototypes, testing plans, and visual designs
  • Create keynote decks and present to executive level stakeholders
  • Facilitate design thinking workshops, brainstorming sessions, and stakeholder reviews
  • Collaborate directly with various teams (Product, sales, testing, marketing, development, omni)
  • Support hiring efforts by sourcing local talent, interviewing and vetting candidates
  • Help with the development of timelines and project plans

Design Director

O3 World

Feb 2014 - Jan 2017

  • Successfully direct the user experience, information architecture, and visual design of various digital products including mobile applications, responsive websites, interactive tools, and experimental technologies
  • Direct report for 5 designers and supervised the work of 2 UX strategists
  • Work with CXO, co-directors, designers, developers, and project managers to continually evolve and improve the UX and UI process within the organization
  • Managed pathing and personal growth of each design team member, established and expanded upon various department and organizational processes
  • Improved talent acquisition, recruiting, and hiring processes within the organization based on performance based hiring methodologies
  • Interacted and presented directly to clients, supported business development efforts within the organization

Art Director

Digital Wave Technologies

Mar 2013 - Feb 2014

  • Lead the design and direction of responsive websites and mobile applications
  • Work directly with clients, creative director, designers, and developers, to see projects through from conception to launch
  • Evolve processes and improve the value and quality specific to the CustomViewBook digital product
  • Introduced and established responsive design theory at the organization and created processes and methodologies to evolve workflow to support production efforts
  • Present concepts and deliverables to clients at all stages of the design process

Senior UI/UX Designer

Digital Wave Technologies

Apr 2009 - Mar 2013

  • Lead visual and interactive design on a range of client projects consisting mostly of higher education and non-profit organizations
  • Conceptualize, design, problem solve with IA/UX experts and developers, direct junior designers, create animatics, develop guidelines and documentation, direct multimedia, present to clients
  • Direct several projects from conception to launch

UI/UX Designer & Developer

OSBX Creative Group

Jun 2006 - Jul 2009


Adjunct Professor

Philadelphia University

May 2007 - Sept 2007


UI/UX Designer

Anthropologie

Mar 2005 - Jun 2005


Junior UI/UX Designer

Razorfish

Oct 2004 - Feb 2005


Education

B.S. Digital Design

Philadelphia University
May 2004


Strengths

  • Management and team leadership
  • Expert in user experience, visual design, and information architecture
  • Iterative design, rapid prototyping, team collaboration, and workshops
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Sensitive to co-workers and stakeholder needs
  • Effective under pressure — able to meet deadlines
  • Motivational - Positive and inspiring attitude

Technical Skill Set

  • Sketch
  • Balsamiq
  • InVision
  • Keynote
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • HTML/CSS
  • Slack
  • Basecamp
  • Trello